This Wood County Sheriff’s Department report was received last Wednesday after being sent by certified mail to the Wood County Monitor upon a Public Information Act request from the newspaper on Jan. 19.
During the week of Jan. 10-16 the sheriff’s department investigators filed five cases with the district attorney’s office, obtained three warrants and arrested those people. Other activities Jan. 10 – 16 were as follows:
Jan. 16 - Deputies were dispatched to County Road 2540 near Mineola at approximately 8:16 a.m. on an inquest. An 84-year-old man was found deceased at his home. No autopsy was ordered by the justice of the peace.
Deputies responded to a report of criminal mischief at Holly Lake Ranch where someone had damaged property inside the ranch.
Deputies arrested Randel Canton, 42, Quitman, for possession of marijuana, after stopping him on CR 1210 near Quitman on a traffic violation.
There was a report of harassment on CR 3496 near Hawkins. Deputies gave the person advice.
Jan. 15 – There was a report of harassment on CR 4691 near Winnsboro where deputies gave the person advice.
A criminal trespass warning was issued on CR 4583 near Winnsboro.
The department is investigating a report of criminal mischief in which a vehicle was damaged on Whitedove near Quitman.
Deputies arrested Steven Ayers, 54, Mesquite, for unlawfully carrying a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. They had stopped him on traffic on CR 2880 near Mineola at 8:37 p.m.
Jan. 14 – Deputies were called to a home on CR 2330 where a 72-year-old man was found deceased at his home. No autopsy was ordered by the justice of the peace.
Residents of Valley Wood Trail near Hawkins reported someone forced entry into their residence, but no items appeared to be stolen.
Deputies were dispatched on a report of shots fired on CR 2378 near Alba. They reported locating the activity and everything was okay.
There was a report of a burglary on Highway 182 near Alba at 6:58 p.m. but deputies located the people and reported everything was okay.
Jan. 13 – A resident of Choctaw near Quitman reported someone stolen medicine from their home. The matter has been forwarded to investigators.
There was a report of criminal trespass on CR 1917 near Yantis and deputies gave the property owner advice.
Jan. 12 – Deputies issued a criminal trespass warning on Arapaho near Quitman.
The owner of property on CR 4918 near Quitman reported a lawnmower was stolen from their property. The case has been forwarded to investigators.
Deputies went to the area of CRs 2840 and 2842 near Mineola because there was a report of shots being fired. They didn’t find any activity.
Deputies went to CR 2660 near Mineola at 10:08 p.m. on a welfare check. They found the vehicle inside the city limits and transferred the call to the Mineola Police Department.
Jan. 11 – There was a report of harassment on FM 49 near Mineola and deputies went to the location and gave the person making the report advice.
Deputies arrested Misty Williams, 41, Mineola for disorderly conduct after going to CR 2503 near Mineola at 1:15 p.m. on a report of a disturbance.
Deputies arrested Candice Smith, 33, Quitman, on a warrant on CR 1306 near Quitman.
Deputies arrested Tamela Owen, 54, Alba, on a warrant after making a traffic stop on FM 569 near Como.
Jan. 10 – Deputies were dispatched to a dispute on CR 1810 near Yantis. They separated those involved in the matter.
Deputies arrested John Payne, 47, Quitman for criminal trespass on Geronimo near Quitman at 7:30 a.m.
A criminal trespass warning was issued on Highway 154.
Deputies arrested Idalou Fry, 29, Sulphur Springs for criminal trespass after responding to a report of a burglary on FM 1807 near Yantis.
Deputies issued a criminal trespass warning on CR 1513 near Yantis.
A resident of Cactus Cove near Hawkins reported someone used their bank card without their permission.
Deputies responded to a disturbance on CR 1681 near Alba and separated the people involved for the night.